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Knights Ferry News
Knights Ferry

It’s officially fall in town; the leaves are falling and the wind is slightly blowing but the sun is still shining! The upcoming weekend has a lot of activities. Saturday morning the Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a cleanup day in the park for National Public Lands Day. Then on Saturday afternoon, the Knights Ferry Jr. High students are hosting a concert fundraiser from 12-4. Sunday is the first Sunday of October and the Odd Fellows will have their pancake breakfast.


The concert on Saturday is going to be a blast. The Randy Mandy Band, Will Taylor, The Bonemen, and Chris Farris all have graciously donated their time to put on an awesome concert to help get students to Washington, D.C.! La Morenita in Modesto is catering the taco lunch. There will be a bake sale, cake walk, silent auction table, and other fun activity booths. The weather will be gorgeous so bring your low back chairs or blankets and enjoy the music knowing that over 80 percent of the proceeds go directly back to the students! Tickets are available at the Knights Ferry Creamery.


The Miller’s Hall Museum and Associates received a generous donation in the name of Charley Schell.


Happy anniversary to my parents, Bill and Kay Martinelli. Obviously, the key to happiness is to adopt a perfect bundle of joy such as myself!

They have lived in the same home for 40-plus years. The same home where a woman that I met a while back was birthed in the claw foot bathtub about 100 years ago. Not many people can say that about their home unless you live in some of the houses in Knights Ferry!


The dirt parking lot or plaza in town is a busy place but not nearly as busy as it was in the mid to late 1800s. A little known fact is Knights Ferry was the county seat for Stanislaus County from 1862 to 1871 before it lost the vote to Modesto. It is difficult to visualize Knights Ferry performing some of the same county tasks as Modesto does today but that should give you some perspective of the atmosphere and the importance of town in the 1800s. The next time you park in the plaza area, try to imagine a large two-story rectangle building filled with county offices, a jail, and a first-class hotel. I imagine it to be something like downtown Modesto and truth be told, I’m grateful that times have changed!


Upcoming Events/Meetings:

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:00pm M.A.C. meeting.

Saturday, Sept. 30 in the AM National Public Lands Day clean up at the park.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 12pm-4pm Concert fundraiser at Knights Ferry School.


Sunday, Oct. 1, 8am Pancake Breakfast.